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Here are colors of the season.. Yesterday at the Fresno Fair I saw these Lucha Libre masks.. so colorful. Lucha libre which translates literally as Free Wrestling or Free Fight, is a Mexican passion that hails from at least as far back as the 1930s.
Mexico's Lucha Libre has undergone significant changes since its Greco-Roman origins. Little by little the techniques have become more and more acrobatic, theatric, and spectacular. One of the most distinct characteristics that it has developed is that of the mask. To wear it is to defy the opposition, to deny them your identity and assume the traits symbolized by the mask itself. To lose it is to be forever humbled before your foe, and to be exposed as being too human. The moment of unmasking is the point of highest dramatic tension in Lucha Libre; it is conducted with an air of respect and dignity fitting the instant of ultimate revelation. The moment when the face of the man will emerge from beneath the mask of the

Uploaded on 10/12/2012 3:37:45 PM
Made with Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

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